Joho, Kingi and Four MPs to Record Statements Over Malindi Poll Violence

Mombasa - Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi have been summoned to record statements in connection with election violence during the Malindi by-election held two weeks ago.

Governor Joho said in a Facebook post that they were contacted to report to Malindi police station and record statements including robbery with violence incidents that took place during the recent Malindi by-election.

"I have been requested to record a statement in Malindi tomorrow against the charges of "robbery with violence" that apparently took place during the Malindi by election. I shall comply with the request on Thursday this week because I will be attending to official duties on Tuesday and Wednesday," the post read.

Mvita MP Abdulswammad Nassir, Kilifi County Woman Representative Aisha Juma, Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori and Ndhiwa MP Agostino Ndeto who also received the CID summons said they would record statements on Thursday due to their busy parliamentary schedules.

"I have gladly accepted to go on Thursday as I have parliamentary obligations on both Tuesday and Wednesday which include presenting and debating amendments I have proposed on The Community Land Bill currently on the final stage of legislation," the Mvita MP said in a Facebook post.

ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga is expected to accompany the leaders on Thursday 'to protest against victimization of Coast ODM leaders'.

On Sunday, police released images of main suspects who stripped a woman during Malindi polls that were marred with claims of voter bribery.

On Tuesday last week, Governor Joho got a reprieve after the court stopped his arrest and recovery of his firearms by the police.

High Court Judge George Odunga granted the temporary orders in an urgent application the Mombasa Governor had filed to stop his imminent arrest after failing to return his guns as directed by police last Thursday.

Source: All Africa

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